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Title Author(s) Journal? Publication information Comments
The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. 2nd ed. Adler-Kassner, Linda, and Gregory R. Glau   Boston: Bedford/St. Martinís, 2005  
Basic Writing as a Political Act: Public Conversations about Writing and Literacy Adler-Kassner, Linda, and Susanmarie Harrington   Cresskill, NJ: Hampton, 2002  
Facts, Artifacts, and Counterfacts Bartholomae, David, and Anthony Petrosky   Portsmouth, NH: Boynton, 1986  
Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings. 2nd ed. Bernstein, Susan   Boston: Bedford/St. Martinís, 2004  
A Kind of Passport: A Basic Writing Adjunct Program and the Challenge of Student Diversity DiPardo, Anne   Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1993  
A Sourcebook for Basic Writing Teachers Enos, Theresa, ed.   New York: Random House, 1987  
Defending Access: A Critique of Standards in Higher Education Fox, Tom   Portsmouth, NH: Boynton, 1999  
Literacy Among African-American Youth: Issues in Learning, Teaching, and Schooling. 2nd ed. Gadsden, Vivian L., and Daniel A. Wagner, eds.   Cresskill, NJ: Hampton P, 1995  
Rethinking Basic Writing: Exploring Identity, Politics, and Community in Interaction Gray-Rosendale, Laura   Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000  
Landmark Essays on Basic Writing Halasek, Kay, and Nels P. Highberg, eds.   Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001  
Writing from the Margins: Power and Pedagogy for Teachers of Composition Hill, Carolyn Ericksen   New York: Oxford UP, 1990  
Representing the "Other": Basic Writers and the Teaching of Writing Horner, Bruce, and Min-Zhan Lu   Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1999  
Attending to the Margins: Writing, Researching, and Teaching on the Front Lines Kells, Michelle Hall, and Valerie Balester, eds.   Portsmouth, NH: Boynton, 1999  
Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access. Mahwah McNenny, Gerri, ed.   Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001  
Research in Basic Writing: A Bibliographic Sourcebook Moran, Michael G., and Martin J. Jacobi   New York: Greenwood, 1991  
Writing in an Alien World: Basic Writing and the Struggle for Equality in Higher Education Mutnick, Deborah   Portsmouth, NH: Boynton, 1996  
My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student Nathan, Rebekah   Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2005  
Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared Rose, Mike   New York: Penguin, 1990  
Possible Lives Rose, Mike   New York: Penguin, 1995  
Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing Shaughnessy, Mina P   New York: Oxford UP, 1977  
The Politics of Remediation: Institutional and Student Needs in Higher Education Soliday, Mary   Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2002  
Time to Know Them: A Longitudinal Study of Writing and Learning at the College Level Sternglass, Marilyn   Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997  
"Inventing the University." When a Writer Can't Write: Studies in Writer's Block and Other Composing-Process Problems Bartholomae, David   Ed. Mike Rose. New York: Guilford, 1985. 134–65  
"The Tidy House: Basic Writing in the American Curriculum." Bartholomae, David Journal of Basic Writing 12.1 (1993): 4–21  
"A Response to Ira Shor's 'Our Apartheid: Writing Instruction and Inequality.'" Collins, Terence G. Journal of Basic Writing 16.2 (1997): 95–100  
"Our Apartheid: Writing Instruction and Inequality." Shor, Ira Journal of Basic Writing 16.1 (1997): 91–104  
"Writing the Life of Mina P. Shaughnessy." Maher, Jane Journal of Basic Writing 16.1 (1997): 51–63  
African American Literacies Elaine Richardson   New York & London: Routledge Press  
"I, a Mestiza, Continually Walk Out of One Culture into Another": Alba's Story Sibylle Gruber   in Kristine Blair and Pamela Takayoshi, eds. Feminist Cyberscapes: Mapping Gendered Academic Spaces. Erlbaum, 1999.  
Grammar and the Teaching of Writing Rei R. Noguchi   NCTE, 1991  
The War Against Grammar David Mulroy   Boynton/Cook, 2003  
BWe 2007: Practice, Professional Development, and Favorite Books Susan Naomi Bernstein BWe 6.1 Online  
"Basic Writing Reconsidered" Peter Dow Adams Journal of Basic Writing 12.1 (1993): 22–36 Argues for mainstreaming basic writers.
Basic Writing in America: The History of Nine College Programs Nicole Pepinster Greene and Patricia J. McAlexander, eds.   Hampton Press, 2008 In the introduction, the editors argue that basic writing programs—named and popularized by Mina Shaughnessy—involved a new concept of writing remediation. Receiving impetus from the American civil rights movement, these programs defined postsecondary education, not in terms of investment for society, but as an individual right. Indeed a major purpose of BW was to facilitate the integration of underrepresented groups into America's colleges and universities.

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